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with Edward Cole
Headlines and weather, a look at the papers, news for sports fans, Prayer for the Day (Mon THE REV VERNON SPROXTON, TueS-Thurs THE REV JOHN MATTHEWS , Fri THE REV RICHARD HARRIES ), a little music and something on the lighter side.
6.52 VHF
Regional news and weather
English Regions: see column 5

Contributors

Unknown:
John Matthews
Unknown:
Richard Harries
on BBC Radio 4 FM

Nigel Rees in London and Brian Redhead in Manchester Editor MIKE CHANEY
8.35 News headlines, weather, papers and sport

Contributors

Unknown:
Nigel Rees
Unknown:
Brian Redhead
Editor:
Mike Chaney
on BBC Radio 4 FM

by RUDYARD KIPLING
Abridged in 15 parts by E. P. THORNE
Read by Joss Ackland (1)
Kim is the orphan son of an Irish soldier but he lives the life of any sharp-eyed Hindu or Mohammedan waif. In Lahore he befriends an old unworldly Tibetan lama who is on a pilgrimage to a sacred Buddhist river.
Producer JOHN CARDY
(First broadcast as A Book at Bedtime)

Contributors

Unknown:
E. P. Thorne
Read By:
Joss Ackland
Producer:
John Cardy

Thrilled to have bats in my roof, I stood one evening and counted them. When I got to 63 I stopped, alarmed, with visions of the ceiling collapsingundertheweight!
The team goes in to bat against another selection of questions. Introduced by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON
Series producer DILYS BREESE BBC Bristol

Contributors

Introduced By:
Derek Jones
Producer:
John Harrison
Producer:
Dilys Breese

The Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales is held this week at Wrexham. It is a festival that is loved and hated. To be there, Welshmen travel from all over the world' and postpone business deals, weddings and funerals. But others' clamp their hands over their ears. What is the secret of the Eisteddfod? Trevor Fishlock , Welsh Affairs Correspondent of The Times, has been spying on this tribal gathering for several years and today he unravels the mystery. Producer TELERI BEVAN
BBC Wales (Rptd: Thurs 7.45pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Trevor Fishlock

Second Round
Chairman Robert Robinson 23: Scotland
NICHOLAS PRICE (Stirling), lecturer; ELIZABETH MAIN (Renfrew-shire); GORDON HEPBURN (Ayrshire), schoolteacher; PETER BLAIR (Glasgow), retired schoolteacher. with Beat the Brains
Programme devised by JOHN p. WYNN , who also, with IAN GILLIES , sets the questions, Producer JOHN BRIDGES
(Repeated: Thursday 6.30 pm)
12.55 medium only
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather

Contributors

Unknown:
Robert Robinson
Unknown:
Elizabeth Main
Unknown:
Gordon Hepburn
Unknown:
Peter Blair
Unknown:
John P. Wynn
Unknown:
Ian Gillies
Producer:
John Bridges

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Talk Till Two.
2.0-2.2 News
Entertainment Round-Up: GORDON gow reporting.
Start the Week with Yoga: JOY BURLING helps you to relax. Far from the Madding Crowd (15) Editor WYN KNOWLES

Contributors

Introduced By:
Sue MacGregor
Unknown:
Don Gow
Editor:
Wyn Knowles

The Warden by ANTHONY TROLLOPE , abridged in ten parts by RONALD RUSSELL Read by Paul Rogers 1: Hiram's Hospital
The Rev Septimus Harding, Precentor of Barchester Cathedral and Warden of Hiram's Hospital, learns that the 12 bedesmen under his care at the almshouse are becoming dissatisfied with their lot. Producer michael bowen
BBC Bristol (Paul Rogers is a National Theatre player)'

Contributors

Unknown:
Anthony Trollope
Unknown:
Ronald Russell
Read By:
Paul Rogers
Producer:
Michael Bowen

Sheila Hancock goes to the Archive Auction
Producer GWYNIETH HENDERSON
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news; weather

Contributors

Unknown:
Sheila Hancock
Producer:
Gwynieth Henderson

starring Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler in Not on Your Telly, with NORMA RONALD , RONALD BADDILEV and JOHN GRAHAM. Written by EDWARD TAYLOR and JOHN GRAHAM Producer EDWARD TAYLOR
(Repeated: Wed 12.27 pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Richard Murdoch
Unknown:
Deryck Guyler
Unknown:
Norma Ronald
Unknown:
Ronald Baddilev
Unknown:
John Graham.
Written By:
Edward Taylor
Written By:
John Graham
Producer:
Edward Taylor

The Misanthrope
The National Theatre production of MOLIÈRE'S classic in an English version by TONY HARRISON with Alec McCowen and Diana Rigg This version was commissioned by The National Theatre to celebrate the tercentenary of Moliere's death in 1973. Tony Harrison and the director, John Dexter , set the play in 1966 during the ' reign ' of Charles de Gaulle , exactly 300 years after the first performance.
Music by MARC WILKINSON
Musicians: BILLY BELL , ROGER POTTER , TERRY WALSH , DOUGIE WRIGHT and MARC WILKINSON
Directed for the theatre by JOHN DEXTER. Produced for radio by IAN COTTERELL

Contributors

Unknown:
Tony Harrison
Unknown:
Alec McCowen
Unknown:
Diana Rigg
Unknown:
Tony Harrison
Director:
John Dexter
Unknown:
Charles De Gaulle
Music By:
Marc Wilkinson
Musicians:
Billy Bell
Musicians:
Roger Potter
Musicians:
Terry Walsh
Musicians:
Dougie Wright
Musicians:
Marc Wilkinson
Unknown:
John Dexter.
Unknown:
Ian Cotterell
Philinte:
Alan MacNaughtan
Aloeiste:
Alec McCowen
Oronte:
Gawn Grainger
Célimène:
Diana Rigg
Basque:
James Hayes
Eliante:
Louie Ramsay
Clitandre:
Jeremy Clyde
Acasite:
Nicholas Clay
Official of the Académie fran-Caise:
Stephen Williams
Arsinoé:
Gillian Barge
Dubois:
James Hayes

Every year, a steady stream of Britons leave home to emigrate to the USA. Not all of them make good. Some return. But others do remarkably well. In this series of four nightly programmes, we hear from some of those who have made good in a highly competitive field.
Today, Sonia Beesley talks to Thalassa Cruso , an English woman who has made her mark in television.

Contributors

Talks:
Sonia Beesley
Unknown:
Thalassa Cruso

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